The earliest acknowledged quote-unquote “comic book” dates back to 1837.The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck was published in several languages and was done by Switzerland’s Rudolphe Töpffer. Dartmouth College Library has the comic for your viewing here.
The Dahomey Amazons are the only truly documented all-female front-line military unit in modern history.
This was a tough-ass group of battle hardened veterans that were feared throughout Western Africa for over two centuries. They were well known for their refusal to retreat from any fight unless ordered by their king. […]